After several days of volcanic activity at Popocatépetl, many users of social networks have been aware of how it is evolving and have even dedicated themselves to making memes about it to take the risk with a touch of sarcasm. However, there were those who did not comply with the instructions of the authorities and left his house to go to the navel of the Popo and ask him “please, do not erupt.”
A young man identified as Gerry shared on his TikTok account the five-hour journey he lived to reach a cave in the volcano, called the navel, a place located at the top of the mountain where many locals have climbed to bring offerings to Don Goyo as a way of asking him to remain calm and not erupt.
However, this activity was extremely dangerous, since the volcano is currently at a Phase 3 yellow traffic light, which is why the Secretary of National Defense (SEDENA) in conjunction with Civil Protection have deployed constant surveillance and have invited the nearby population not to leave their homes if it is not necessary, much less to go near the mountain, just as Gerry disobeyed.
Through a video that the user shared, he showed part of the route he took to reach the navel of the volcano. In addition, in the clip, the young man assures and teaches us that in this place, the inhabitants of the nearby towns left offerings.
In addition to this, Gerry mentioned that the inhabitants began to climb at dawn and once they did, they performed rituals, which were promoted mainly by shamans. For her part, he went up to leave her an offering and ask her to calm down, as well as to thank her that all the times he has been there absolutely nothing has happened to him.
In addition, Gerry indicated that he also took advantage of his visit to apologize on “everyone’s behalf” for the excessive felling of trees and the little care we give to Mother Nature, which, he says, may be the cause of the volcano ” be angry”.
After having published the video, many of the users have criticized this action, since it put their lives at risk. While there are those who celebrated his decision to climb the mountain and that he has returned safely.
It should be noted that the culture and belief in performing rituals to nature is very respectable, but it is worth considering that you have to be a little careful, considering the current situation of Don Goyo, because even when the explosions have not been serious , the ashes that it continues to throw are harmful to health. In addition, they can be the cause of an accident. Fortunately, this was not the case.